The State 4-H Council has selected 25 youth ages 14-18 to serve as the first class of Missouri 4-H Ambassadors.
These young leaders will be responsible for promoting 4-H programs throughout the state. They will also help plan and facilitate a teen conference next spring.
Up to four youth were selected from each of Missouri 4-H’s eight regions. They will help increase 4-H’s visibility at events, collect and use youth input, and further develop youth-adult partnerships. The Missouri State Fair, taking place August 12-22 in Sedalia, will be the first event the Ambassadors will attend.
Four of the young people are from the KMMO listening area: Zoe Engelbrecht and Morgan Watkins, Lafayette County, and Ruby Schmidt, Carroll County, Northwest Region; and Christian Siegel, Cooper County, Midwest Region.
Other Missouri 4-H Ambassadors are:
· Paighton Witt, Franklin County, Mid-East Region.
· Abbigail Kleinsorge, Montgomery County, East Central Region.
· Ethan Estrada, Boone County, Northeast Region.
· Aurora Harris, Schuyler County, Northeast Region.
· Sophia White, Boone County, Northeast Region.
· Talib Webster, Boone County, Northeast Region.
· Kaci Wright, Andrew County, Northwest Region.
· Connor Lincoln, Bollinger County, Southeast Region.
· Israel Melchior, Perry County, Southeast Region.
· Kaylea Bell, Shannon County, Southeast Region.
· Sergio Mendoza, Cape Girardeau County, Southeast Region.
· Tannah Grigg-Casssatt, Jasper County, Southwest Region.
· Ashlynn Ball, Barton County, Southwest Region.
· Andrew Shelton, Barton County, Southwest Region.
· Giada Molton, Douglas County, Southwest Region.
· David Farr, Clay County, West Urban Area.
· Emmalyn Schnieders, Clay County, West Urban Area.
· Anna Wingbermuehle, St. Charles County, Eastern Urban Area.
· Molly Archer, Laclede, County, Mid-West Region.
· Jana Bruce, Cass County, Mid-West Region.
· Preslee Bower, Vernon County, Midwest Region.
Missouri 4-H is a youth development organization and part of the University of Missouri Extension. For more information, visit 4h.missouri.edu.